FDA Redoubles Call to Action for Papaya Industry to Keep Consumers Safe from Foodborne Illness

June 26, 2020 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a second letter to papaya growers, harvesters, packers, distributors, exporters, importers and retailers outlining a series of steps that can be taken to prevent recurring outbreaks of Salmonella linked to papayas.

MX Papaya Industry Introduces Best Practices Document, Outlines Next Steps

After nearly 10 months of international collaboration between stakeholders, researchers and government officials in both the US and Mexico – the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) and United Fresh Produce Association (UFPA) are pleased to announce the release of the “Food Safety Best Practices Guide for the Growing & Handling of Mexican Papaya, First Edition.”

Super Starr International Highlights Commitment To Papaya Food Safety Standards

October 15, 2019 Super Starr International

Super Starr International, Mexico’s premier papaya grower and shipper, maintains a pristine food safety record and continues to stay ahead of the curve with its state-of-the-art standards.

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Statement From Acting FDA Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas Calling on all Sectors of the Papaya Industry to Improve Practices to Better Protect Consumers

August 29, 2019 Perishable News

Every day Americans enjoy an abundant food supply that is among the safest in the world. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration works tirelessly to ensure that foods available to consumers, whether they are produced domestically or abroad, meet the FDA’s food safety requirements and that we are using all available tools to ensure compliance.

Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Uganda Potentially Linked to Whole, Fresh Papayas

July 1, 2019 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of 62 Salmonella Uganda illnesses potentially linked to whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico. There are no recalled products at this time.